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Self-Catering Holiday Cottage Durham

The Byre in Durham

From: €279 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 2

The Byre Self-Catering

Holiday home
The Byre is a stone and brick built semi detached barn conversion, set on a working beef and sheep farm on the edge of the village of Coxhoe just six 6 miles from Durham. Boasting one ground floor double bedroom and one first floor twin room both with ensuite bathrooms, this cottage can sleep four people. The rest of the accommodation includes a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room. Outside the cottage are a patio and garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue as well as plenty of off road parking. Situated close to major roads, The Byre is an ideal base for discovering this fascinating part of the country.

Accomodation Details
Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath with shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.

The village of Coxhoe is six miles from Durham. There are pubs and shops within the village, which is in an ideal location for exploring the beauty of the north east of England, with the coast 17 miles away and the moors 23 miles away. There are lots of visitor attractions in the area, such as Durham Cathedral and Castle and Beamish Open Air Museum.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Gas central heating. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Spacious patio and garden with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pubs 10 mins walk. Note: Some traffic noise from the A1(M) is audible from the garden.

Cottage amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a Farm
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Locke
September 2020
The little extras provided (milk in fridge,tea bags , coffee etc) unexpected and appreciated.. Great base for exploring. A great cottage and credit to the owner. Spotlessly clean and well equiped and furnished. Recommended
Mr Locke, September 2020
August 2020
The Byre is well equipped, clean, comfortable and spacious - much more so than website images show, especially the downstairs double bedroom and the kitchen.. We really appreciated the reliable Wi-Fi and the outside space too, making good use of the garden furniture on our patio. During our stay in August we had a couple of questions which the owners responded to promptly and helpfully. The farm dogs and Lottie the Llama were very friendly and a big hit with our daughter. The Byre is in a great location for days out to the seaside or to nearby Durham and Newcastle, providing lots of variety for activities.
Mrs Lee, August 2020
August 2020
The cottage was absolutely beautiful and exceeded our expectations and was very clean.. Owner we saw briefly and was friendly. Although aware it was near a busy road we didn’t realise just how noisy it would be. ( We live near a busy city road and are well used to noise but this was really loud.) The farm sold Fireworks all year round which made me nervous. The cottage is right next to a new estate being built so again it was very noisy. We hope that the building work finishes soon for the owners. We chose the cottage as it advertised not for pets. We chose the cottage as my son is allergic to dogs. Unfortunately the long garden was well kept but unclean. To sum up, great cottage which is being let down by road and building works.
Mrs Sakellariou, August 2020
July 2020
We had a lovely stay here.. Good base for Durham, Newcastle & the North East Coast. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. Really comfortable beds! Lots of outdoor space & friendly dogs on the farm - a big hit with my sons! Would definitely stay here again if needed accommodation in this area.
Mr Foster
May 2019
A great location just south of Durham and on a regular bus route into town (no 56), countryside walks / public footpaths within easy reach.. Our day of arrival was a chilly one, but the cottage was nice and warm and a fresh bottle of milk in the fridge for that essential cup of tea/coffee. Good TV reception and good Wi-Fi. The A1 is close by and therefore there is traffic noise but it is not that intrusive and after a while you do not notice it. Thermostat on the lounge wall controls the heating, a note to say that the heating is solely controlled by this and not by a timer would be useful and probably save the owners from occupants wasting fuel. We had everything that we needed, the lounge was comfy and kitchen equipment served us well. Beds were fine too. Only two minor gripes about upstairs and both are related to my height - I am not that tall (6'2") but the bathroom mirror over the sink is far too low making shaving difficult and the metal bedframe bar at the foot of the single bed was a nuisance when I stubbed it with my toes. These two minor gripes aside it was a super place to stay, would we return ? Yes indeed we would without hesitation.
Mrs Linley
April 2019
The cottage was a nice cottage however it could do with a bit of TLC.. Cleanliness could have been better such things as windows cleaning,skirting boards dusty and showerheads could do with replacing or cleaning.The paintwork in some rooms could also do with refreshing. We did however have an enjoyable stay.
Ms James
November 2018
Would just like to say how beautiful the cottage was so clean and well equipped .... Would just like to say how beautiful the cottage was so clean and well equipped I will definatly be back , to be honest I would have loved to have stayed longer , loved the animals outside and the peace and quiet was great just absolutely loved it there can’t Waite to book up again so thankyou x
Miss Warren
July 2018
Lovely cottage in a great location for seeing all the sights of the North East.. Enjoyed seeing the farm animals every day.
Val T
April 2018
Loved the cottage on a working farm. Nice and warm as we were there in January and it snowed,kitchen was well equipped. Good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Did some good walks from the cottage. Had a lovely meal at the The Poachers.
Val T
April 2018
The Byre is a comfortable and well-equipped cottage, set on a farm in County Durham.. The only thing missing is a dishwasher, and the sink for washing-up is small and poky. It is on the outskirts of Coxhoe, a small County Durham town with basic shops and a quirky Italian restaurant. Getting into the city of Durham itself is about a 15 minute drive. It is not in the Yorkshire Dales as your emails implied! Richmond at the bottom of Swaledale is at least a 30 minute drive.
Mr Taylor
January 2018
Ideal base for exploring this part of the country.. Durham, Gateshead/Newcastle, Beamish and the coastal footpaths are all within easy reach. The nearby restaurant, The Old Mill, was excellent. Noise from the nearby A1 is mentioned in the write up,and as we visited in the winter was not a problem, but if you are used to a quiet existence, it could be intrusive if bbqing outdoors in summer. The main reason for putting we would not be re-booking is we prefer to try different places each time.
Mrs Walker
October 2017
Great location, directions were great till we got to the farm as it was dark it was difficult to know where to go.. The cottage itself was excellent, cosy and clean. We will certainly be back
Heidi H
September 2017
Myself and my 8 year old son stayed here for a week at the end of August 2017. The garden is fantastic for a boy that loves to kick a ball around, plenty of space and even the farm dogs joined in!! The cottage was beautiful with plenty of room. The kitchen had absolutely everything that we needed and was lovely to have a dishwasher with the tablets provided too. The dining area was great & the table was plenty big enough for 6 to sit. I cooked every night and every utensil was provided. The sitting room was very comfortable and cosy, but by no means small. Both bedrooms had lovely comfy beds and both with en suits baths & shower Everything worked & was clean. We were using it for a holiday but also for visiting family & we will definitely be back. There is plenty of things around for the kids to do within about a 30 minute drive. There's a co-op in Coxhoe village, about 5 minutes away, which is ideal. We enjoyed having visits from the farm dogs & chickens!! You can hear some noise from theA1 when sat in the front garden, but the noise certainly doesn't stop you sleeping. Perfect Holiday Cottage
Heidi H
September 2017
Loved the place.. Very friendly relaxing vibe. Close to local village. Easy to access main roads.
Mr Welford
August 2017
Having spent two holidays at this cottage we knew what to expect.. This cottage is good value for money on a working farm.
July 2017
We were there for a week and absolutely loved the space we had! We were welcomed by one of the farm dogs, Monty? He loves playing with footballs and there were plenty in our yard. In the morning the friend brood of 5 chicken greets us and our 6 year old grand daughter was absolutely delighted with the close proximity to the farm animals. The house was well equipped and furnished. Having en suite bathrooms for both bedrooms was great! The location perfect for where we wanted go explore. Even the north east weather cooperated with us! We will keep this place in mind when we next travel that way again.
July 2017
Lovely cottage and perfect base for touring the area.. Situated just off the A1 made most of our journeys north or south really easy.
Mr Heaton
September 2016
No information at all on the Electric Cooker, Microwave/Grill, very frustrating if you are all Gas..
Mrs Skerritt
June 2016
Being on a farm was excellent for young children. The property was welcoming and we had everything we needed.
Michael M
November 2015
Lovely cottage on a working farm. Well equipped and comfortable..very helpful,especially with us oldies and out electronic stuff.. BUT despite the triple glazing and thick walls, the traffic noise from H .G V, so was unrelenting. It would have been difficult to sit out during good weather. Pitty as it was a superb place.
Mr Ambrose
October 2015
The property was clean, comfortable and warm. It was very convenient for visiting Durham. There was a working farm atmosphere which we enjoyed.
Alasdair P
August 2015
Fabulous cottage set on a farm.Very spacious with all the amenities of home.HUGE garden with plenty of room for children and the farm animals an added bonus.Well situated to explore the area.No faults here.
Mrs Pollock
August 2015
A beautiful cottage and gorgeous garden. The owners were friendly. Fantastic.
Mr Smertenko
July 2015
A cosy, comfortable, and very pleasant cottage.
Mrs Surridge
April 2015
Loved everything about the cottage and surrounding area. Really comfy, cosy and peaceful. Would definitely go back.
Mr Long
February 2015
Property is a good size, well equipped and ideally located. Exceeded expectations all round and fantastic value for money.
October 2014
A very pleasant cottage with everything you could need for a break in this part of the world. Of particular interest to some will be the very disabled friendly layout. With a bedroom with an en-suite on the ground floor and seperate self contained bedroom and bathroom upstairs this is ideal not only for someone like me who finds difficulty with stairs on a break with my wife, but also for anyone taking a disabled friend or relative on holiday. Wheelchair access is good except, perhaps, to the bathroom downstairs which may mean reversing in. well done at this price, na real find.
August 2014
My husband, sister and I stayed in this cottage during our recent trip to England. The cottage was beautifully presented and contained everything you would need to wash cook and entertain yourself. It was a great base to explore Durham and walking distance to a couple of very good pubs made eating out easy. A welcome inclusion were the many brochures and especially the road atlas of the local area.
Mrs Birley
March 2014
The property was a real home-from-home, warm and cos. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and if in the area again would definitely look to book up again.
Mr Robinson
January 2014
Just as advertised - a lovely cottage. Would stay again and recommend to others.
Mr Harrison
October 2013
Like a home from home. Excellent place to stay. Would come back for sure.
Mrs Mobbs
October 2013
It was comfortable and cosy. The owners were extremely pleasant and helpful.
Mr Dawes
September 2013
The Byre is situated in a quiet corner, privacy is five stars, easy access to everything you need. First impressions on entering the cottage were, we could move in here permanently! If you have kids, Hall Hill Farm is good, do not get too close to the llamas though, my son did and got a face full of llama spit. Alnwick Gardens is worth a visit.
Mr Dunkley
August 2013
The property was clean, spacious and comfortable. All that was needed was provided including washing machine and dishwasher. The location is ideal for Beamish Museum, Durham City, Newcastle and the Durham Dales. The owners were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The beds were very comfortable.
June 2013
The cottage itself is beautiful with plenty of outdoor space and outdoor furniture, ideal for families. The farm animals are very friendly and it is the perfect place to take children. We rented the cottage with my parents and found it an ideal location for visiting the coast and countryside being so close to the A1M. Very handy for Durham City, Beamish Museum and Hartlepool Maritime Experience. The farm owners are very friendly and welcoming and the cottage is well equipped though it could do with some coat hooks and more towel rails. I would certainly recommend this cottage to my friends and would try to book it again in the future.
Mrs Lewis
October 2012
The cottage was very clean and modern and well furnished. Plenty of space and two en-suites made it perfect for a family. The cottage was ideally placed , within a short drive from the AI. We liked the cottage so much- we have already booked a week for next year!
Mr Mummert
July 2012
I had a weeks trip to the area on business. As I needed to be in one place for the entire week, I took the chance that a cottage would be more agreeable than a week in a hotel room. I had never rented a cottage before and this proved to turn my business trip into a pleasant holiday! The cottage and the environs were wonderful.
June 2012
What an unexpected perfect holiday, whilst I was on business. This cozy well appointed cottage rivals any premium hotel. The outside is lovely in its humble used brick exterior, then you walk in the front door and find an inviting, well decorated, comfortable retreat from the world. All in the country village of Coxhoe. The pictures do not do the place justice, and the pictures are very good. All the amenities with top drawer appliances. Comfortable for a family of four, or for two couples as there are two Bedrooms with private ensuite baths. When you arrive, the place is well lit and ready to move in. Very well kept and cleaned. The owners Doug and Rita, will be as invisible or on-the-spot as you require. They are a lovely couple and Rita is available for any need (better than most Hotel maid service). The hard wood floors are a wonderful touch. There is laundry facility in the cottage and Rita even left fresh eggs, toast and butter for the first breakfast before I could get to the market. With the fully equipped kitchen, meals were easily managed. I was on business from the USA to my home office HQ nearby. I am tired of standard hotels and wanted a more comfortable setting. This will now be my home in England's North East. So much to see and do all within 3 to 20 minutes drive. There is so much history in Durham, wide open country all around Coxhoe and many "Harry Potter" film locations within the area. My local colleagues thought I was crazy until they came to the cottage and now they've all requested business cards for friends and other colleagues stay. Best of all was the quiet and picturesque environs of this small farm. If you have a larger group there are two larger cottages just as or more lovely (I took a tour). One can even sleep 9 or more. The price, the style, the features, the surroundings and the quiet were all pleasant surprises to make my business trip the unexpected holiday.
Mrs Wilson
March 2012
Very spacious comfortable cottage equipped with everything you could need. Well situated for exploring the many attractions of the Durham area and close enough if you wanted to visit the coast.
December 2011
Fantastic location close to loads of activities for families, great spacious accomodation lovely welcome from the owners and would definately recommend and stay there again.
Mrs Milnes
October 2011
Spacious accommodation with little extra touches.
Mr Batchelor
August 2011
Friendly people, a very clean cottage with excellent showers.
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